There were cheering crowds as Kizza Besigye, Uganda’s opposition figurehead, went to church today (28 February). His support in Kampala is a sign of the divide between the capital and the countryside.
Review of ‘Dust’ by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta, 2014).
As debates about the presidential contest still rage, there was little interest in today’s local elections in Uganda (24 February). But they tell us something about power in Museveni’s regime.
Four days after controversial elections in Uganda, Yoweri Museveni’s regime has settled into a recurring pattern of repression. How might a beleaguered opposition respond?
Yoweri Museveni was today (20 February) declared the winner of Uganda’s presidential election. His main rival, Kizza Besigye, today under house arrest, described the process as a ‘creeping military coup’.
With Yoweri Museveni leading in preliminary election results, there was violence in Kampala after the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye (19 February).
Ugandans went to the polls today (February 18). With little trust for state institutions, people have taken it upon themselves to ‘protect the vote’.
Kizza Besigye, the main opposition candidate, was detained by police in Kampala yesterday (15 February); tear gas and rubber bullets were fired at his supporters.
One week before Uganda’s elections, a rally for the incumbent president shows why he is still popular.